Monday, October 23, 2006

Closing Ceremonies where the walkers and crew formed the outer rings and the participants who were breast cancer survivors (in the pink shirts) marched in last.

I don't have the words to describe this weekend. It was an amazing, emotional experience to participate in the Breast Cancer 3 Day and I'm so happy that in spite of my doubts I decided to jump in and try.

I was proud that I could honor my Aunt's memory and do something active in the fight against breast cancer - that my efforts helped to raise funds for research and awareness.
Keith was supportive from the time I told him I wanted to sign up all the way through the event. He gave up many of his weekends to train with me and when I asked him to participate, he agreed to work the event as a crew member. It was wonderful to come back to camp each day to find him there cheering my efforts. As a member of the camp services team, one of his duties was working the towel station hence his new name - towel boy!

9 comments:

May Britt said...

Well done Mary. This is a very important fund raise. All women should have participated in this.
Your towelboy did a great job supporting you all.

Bonnie said...

Congratulations and THANKS. My cousin and two close friends are survivors, so your efforts have touched my life too.

Samantha said...

So glad you had such a good experience! Good job to towel boy, too!

JudyL said...

Mary:

That's so nice of him to be there to support you and the effort.

Judy L.

DubiQuilts said...

Thanks so much for your support. When my son did the Relay For Life he had the same feeling and emotions as you. The hardest part for him was seeing luminarias with my name and his two grandmas. My MIL died from breast cancer 15 years ago, my mom just passed away 3 months ago with lung cancer and I have MDS.

ForestJane said...

Aww, I think he probably did a good job - promote him to 'towel-man' lol

How was your weather for the walks? How long did each day take?

Pam said...

Way to go Mary!! And thanks for doing all that you did to help in the fight against breast cancer.

cher said...

so a big atta boy to your husband-that sort of support gives such strength to a relationship! He surely is a keeper-be sure and let him know how much kudos we also are giving him for being such a helper! big hugs again

Tracey said...

This is SO COOL. Wow. *Thank you* for doing this. I so wish there was something like this around my area that I could participate in. You did a fabulous job.